Entries to the 2022 Awards are being accepted for the following categories. If you or someone you know fits any of these categories, make sure to let us know by submitting an entry or nomination form.

Alberta’s Best of Business Award of Distinction

Finalists in all award categories are eligible for the Alberta’s Best of Business Award of Distinction. This form is only accessible as the second part of all other submissions. It cannot be applied for by itself.

Young Entrepreneur Award of Distinction

Recognizes the business that best exemplifies the qualities of effective leadership, innovatively applied know-how, and excellent potential for growth, shows a high level of social, cultural, and environmental awareness, has demonstrated commitment to the wider community; engages in continuous learning or other improvement opportunities designed to advance the economic, social, and environmental prospects of the enterprise.

Woman Entrepreneur Award of Distinction

Recognizes a female entrepreneur for outstanding achievement in business and who is a positive role model within her community.

Small Business Award Distinction

Recognizes a small business which best reflects the outstanding spirit and success of Alberta’s small business community.

Newcomer Entrepreneur Award of Distinction

Recognizes the business success of individuals who were born outside of Canada and now call Alberta home. This award honours the work and efforts of newcomer entrepreneurs who have overcome unique challenges to build successful organizations in Alberta and make meaningful contributions to the Alberta economy.

Mentorship Award of Distinction

Recognizes a business/ organization that endorses a distinct strategy or program that promotes mentorship internally or externally.

Marketing Award of Distinction

Recognizes a business/organization that develops and implements successful marketing strategies that have a demonstrable impact on business outcomes.

Community Attraction Award of Distinction

Recognizes a business/organization that has impact/influence on a community by making that community a more attractive place to work, live, visit and play.

Customer Service Award of Distinction

Recognizes a business/organization that is successful in improving customer experiences in a measurable & strategic way.

Diversity Award of Distinction

Recognizes an inclusive business/organization which demonstrates best practices in recognizing and appreciating diversity so that employees, clients, customers and others are respected and valued as unique individuals.

Global Growth Award of Distinction

Recognizes a business/organization that demonstrates outstanding achievement in exporting products or services outside of Canada’s borders.

Health and Wellness Award of Distinction

Recognizes a business/organization that demonstrates best practices when it comes to initiatives, programs, and benefits that enhance the physical and mental health and well-being of its employees.

Indigenous Business Award of Distinction

Recognizes a First Nation, Metis or Inuit owned business that demonstrates outstanding achievement in business and incorporates entrepreneurial and cultural concepts into its operation for long-term success.

Indigenous Relations – Best Practice Award of Distinction

Recognizes a non-Indigenous business that demonstrates outstanding achievements in Indigenous relations, including economic development, employment and training, and Indigenous community support.

Leading Edge Award of Distinction

Recognizes a business/organization that has developed a process, product or service that is original and is directly contributing to profitability & or market share.